Levante head coach Juan Ignacio Martinez has spoken positively about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi ahead of the hotly-contested Ballon d’Or vote.
The 48-year-old believes both players are incredible and jokingly invited the pair to play for the Granotes in future.
“I cannot vote, but I think those two players are sensational, two great players,” Martinez told reporters. “They are both welcome to come here!”
On a more serious note, Martinez has told his side to forget last year’s shock 1-0 win over Real Madrid when Jose Mourinho’s side visit the Ciutat de Valencia this weekend.
He said: “They are different games and now Madrid are much more grounded. It was the first time we beat them at home in a 100-odd years of our history.
“There were a couple of controversial moments, but Mourinho congratulated us and praised us [for the performance].
“Madrid will give us very few chances. They are not dependent on a number of players because they have a big squad.”
Sunday’s game kicks off at 20:30 CET.